Message from the Director

Director’s Welcome

Dr. Anne Murphy 

Dr. Anne Murphy


Welcome to the website for the Centre for India and South Asia Research. The 2019-2020 year promises to be a busy one. CISAR is engaged in a special partnership with the Green College series, “Mehfil: Music, Text and Performance of South Asia” that will bring together performers and experts from the local community and South Asia to enrich our experience of South Asia here on campus. Three events will happen in Term 1, and 4 in Term 2. In addition, partnership with the Interdisciplinary Histories Research Cluster (link to: is greatly expanding our set of events this Fall, with a number of special events that interrogate how the politics of the present rely upon particular — and often incomplete — readings of the past. 


CiSAR is here for all of us at UBC. I hope to see you at one of our upcoming events. Please get in touch if there is something you’d like to see happen at CISAR: we’re always open to new ideas. 


With Best Wishes,

Anne Murphy